Area News

Betty Sue Kasch

Betty Sue Kasch, 74, of Rosiclare, IL died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her home in Rosiclare. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday November 30, 2020 at Hardin County Funeral Service in Rosiclare, IL. Memorials may be made to Residential Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Obituary of Kenneth Eugene Barnes

Kenneth Eugene Barnes, 48, of Elizabethtown, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2020. He was born September 19, 1972. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife Misty of 28 years; daughter, Kimberly (Barnes) Overstreet and husband Ryan Overstreet; son, Kenneth (Junior) Barnes and fiancé, Ashley Foster; daughter, Erica Barnes;…

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Gary Don Clevenger

Gary Don Clevenger, 71, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Cave-In-Rock, IL, a United States Navy Veteran of Vietnam, and a member of Cave-In-Rock Masonic Lodge Number 444. Survivors include his wife, Pam Clevenger of Cave-in-Rock,…

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Charles Wilson, Jr.

Charles Wilson, Jr. of Cave-in-Rock, IL died Monday, November 23, 2020 at Saline Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Survivors include his wife, Velda Lee Wilson of Cave-in-Rock, IL; and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Wilson and Alice Margaret Wilson, Sr.; four sisters; and two brothers. Private services will be…

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Vernon Everett Oxford

Vernon Everett Oxford, 87, of Elizabethtown, IL died Friday, November 20, 2020 at Hardin County General Hospital. Survivors include his son, Thomas (Kelly) Oxford of Elizabethtown, IL; grandchildren, Blake Oxford and Natasha (Brennon) Williams of Elizabethtown, IL; great-grandchildren, Brevin, Blaize and Camri Oxford and Thomas, Bentley and Nicholas Williams; sister, Barbara (Richard) Schamay; and brother,…

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LaVerne Austin

LaVerne Austin, 80, of Cave-In-Rock, IL, died Friday, November 20, 2020 at her home in Cave-In-Rock, IL. She was a school bus driver for 20 years for the Hardin County School System. Survivors include her husband, Luther W. Austin of Cave-In-Rock, IL; sons, Martin L. (Donna S.) Austin of Cave-In-Rock, IL and Mark E. (LeAndra)…

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Independent Banner Contest Winners announced

By Jennifer Lane Editor We love our BANNER at the top of the front page displayed in the Hardin County Independent each week. I’m sure it’s an eye-catcher for those who have moved away and see their weekly copy of the paper arrive as a letter from ‘home’. It features the gazebo or summer house,…

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Melissa “BoBo” Rehil

Melissa “BoBo” Rehil, age 37 of Golconda, IL died on Thursday, November 12, 2020. She was born in Borger, TX to Glen and Lisa (Walters) Elder on November 22, 1982. Melissa was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Rosebud. Melissa is survived by her husband, Michael Rehil of Golconda; son, Collin Wayne…

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